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Assault 1st Arrest Knox County

Date of News Release: 02/11/2009

(Barbourville, KY) - On 2/11/2009 at 12:50 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan received a call from Knox General Hospital about a subject that was seeking treatment for a gunshot wound. Troopers Shane Jacobs and Jay Sowders responded to the complaint to investigate the incident. The victim, Kirby Taylor age 29 of Walker, KY had gone to the residence of his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Hendrickson of Jarvis, KY. Ms. Hendrickson has a current emergency protective order against Mr. Taylor. Both subjects had a domestic dispute and Ms. Hendrickson's current boyfriend, Carl S. Parks II age 25 of Jarvis, KY approached Mr. Taylor with a firearm and told Mr. Taylor to leave the residence. The argument continued outside as Mr. Taylor was in the yard and Mr. Parks discharged the firearm striking Mr. Taylor. Mr. Taylor left the residence in his vehicle and drove to the Knox General Hospital to seek treatment. After further investigation, Carl Parks II was charged with Assault 1st degree and was lodged in the Knox County Jail. Other charges are pending in this case. This case is still under investigation by Trooper Shane Jacobs of Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan.

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